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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 2, 1908)
VOLUME xxiu VALENTINE. NEBEASKA. THUBSDAY , JULY 2 , 1903. NTJMBEE 25
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1 Biack $2.60 ; Galvanized $2:75 per spool.
\ $4.50 , $8.00 and $12.00.
12 l = 2c to 18c per foot.
$2.50 to $30.00 each.
The largest line of Rugs and Carpets ever shown/ /
"Quicker Yet" Washing- Machine
will wash clothes in less time and
run with less labor than any other
machine on the market.
We have the finest line of Men's
Hats , all styles and colors , in the
city. Prices from SI to S3.50.
PHONE 97 , ft
G IT A Tvinn I
CARPENTER & BUILDER.
All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes
Residence and shop one block south of passenger depot.
Valentine , PHONE 72 Nebraska
Eeferences : My Many Customers.
ROBERT McQEER , Propr.
Fine Wines , Liquors and Cigars
Bourbon Whiskies : Rye Whiskies :
Old Crow , Sherwood ,
Hermitage , Guchenheimer ,
Cedar Brook , Sunny Brook ,
Spring Hill , and 27/year/old
and Jas , E , Pepper , O , P. C , Taylor ,
These whiskies were purchased in bond
and came direct from the U. S. gov
ernment warehouse. They are guar
$ anteed pure and Unadulterated. Un
I excelled for family and medical use.
Three Star Hennessy and Dreyfus Brandies , Imported
Gordon and DeKuyper Gins , Guinness's Extra Stout ,
Bass Ale , Storz Blue Ribbon and Budweiser Beer ,
Valentine Nebraska i *
Read the Advertisements ,
Under this column Tun VATEvnxE DEMO
f HAT. li.is consented to publish from tune to
time siuh topics and editorial matter . .isill
be futnished from UIP headquarters of the
Urj'an Volunteers ol Nebraska. The Volun
teers art in the Held to make a clean and
honest Jlght for Mr. bryan and the principles
w hich he so ably represents. We cherish the
fond hope that the coming contest will tie-
velop into a campaign of education in the
truest and noblest sense ot that term. Vi
tuperation and abuse \\ill lind no place in
this column. It is our intention to so temper
the argument that it will appeal to the earn
est thoughtful and inquiring mind , \\ith the
view to have the reader * investigate the
various claims of the respective presidential
candidates , and then supper1 th.it candidate
\\hocommendshimselfmostto the honest
li judgment and conscience < it the voter. We
invite correspondence with the readers of
this paper , lie free to w rue us at any time ,
giving such suggestions , t nticisuib or "ail vice
as ma } ' occur to 3 ou.
Please address"all coi unication to the
undersigned.C. M. GmnTi Kit Serretary.
Box ( Mb. Colu r. bus. Nebraska.
You are the Juror.
On n bare wall of the jury room
in an old court house of one of
the counties of Nebraska , an un
known poet penciled these lines :
Your oath's as binding as any man's
Your judgment as likely true
Then why. I , i.slced. should you yield to
Instead of he to vou' '
They were evidently addressed
to jurors to impress upon their
minds the lesson of individual re
sponsibility , and the duty of each
to exercise his own judgment and
to be true to his honest convic
tions. A man v who lacks the
power or the disposition to do that
is not fit to serve as a juror. A
verdict requires the concurrence
of each juror. It is supposed to
express the deliberate judgment of
each on the issues submitted to the
jury for their consideration. A
juror who merely subscribes to the
conclusion reached by others , with
out exercising his own judgment ,
fails of his duty. For all practical
purposes he is a nonentity a
nreie figure head in the make-up
of the jury.
But the lines quoted have a
wider application. The individual
voter , like the individual juror ,
has a responsibility which he has
no right to shirk , and a duty to
perform which he cannot rightfully -
fully delegate to others. He is a
part of the governing power of
the country. lie owes it to himself -
self , no hss than to the public , to
bring his intelligence to bear upon c
the questions arising for solution , p
and to express , so far as possible a
by his vote , his honest convictions
on those questions , 'To the extent
that he fails to do this , he gives
the lie to the proposition that ours
is a government of the people and
by the peoiile , and becomes a mere
cypher in public aii'airs. ;
One of the greatest obstacles in
the way o intelligent action on ;
the part of the individual voter is
party prejudice. Self appointed
party leaders , for their own selfish
purposes , have sedulously culti
vated this prejudice , and instilled
the doctrine that to vote a straight v .
ticket at all times and under all n
circumstances is the highest political li
cal virtue. Senator Cameron won ti
the applause of his fellow party tie titl )
leaders when he said "I would tl
vote for an ox if he were on the si
republican ticket" and David B. sisi
Hill was as heartily applauded by ai
the leaders of his party when he aib >
made the simple statement "I am ir
a democrat5 without any reference tl
to the .principles
ence or measures ci
for which his party stood. Each ciCl
meant to strike at the independent tl
voter at the voter who sets prin tlp >
ciple above party and dares to
vote his honest convictions regard
less of the dictates of party.
Parties in a government like lebi
ours , are useful , if not indispens bi
able , and that every party should
have its leaders , is inevitable. The v ;
character of a party from time to div
time depends upon the character \v
of its leaders. If the leaders are er
controlled by sinister influences
inimical to the interests of the P
people , the party for the time C
being will be controlled by such
influences , and a victory for that O1
party is a victory for those in-
! We have just received another assortment of new nifty styles ins
Everyone of them is a stylish and up to date number. If you
have never worn a Tiger Plat you have missed something- the
wear , fit and quality which only belongs to the Tiger biaiid.
These hats retail for § 3.00 each , with a quality guarantee "back
of every one of them. Sec our window display of new styles.
fiuences. The representatives of
those influences do not ask whether
a candidate belongs to the party
of Jackson or of Lincoln , but
merely whether he is friendly to
the interests they represent. The
voter with no interest to serve but
that of himself and his country
should learn a lesson from them ,
for they seldom make the mistake
of < voting for a candidate who is
likely to thwart their purposes.
When they are lined up in favor
of a particular candidate , he may
rest assured that it is because they
have some guarantee that ho will
serve the interests they represent ,
and then if he is true to himself
and to his country , he will cast his
vote against that candidate , no
matter by what party he is put
The conscientious citizen-juror
will in this presidential campaign
carefully weigh the platform of
principles adopted by the interests
which nominated Mr. Taft , and
will also weigh the merits of the
candidate , and then make honest
comparison between that candidate
ind that platform with the candi
date and the platform which will
so presented by the democratic
national convention in July.
When J. Pierpont Morgan was
old that Taft had been nominated
jy the republican national conyen-
ion he is reported by the Associat
ed Press' to have jumped to his
feet , clapped his hands and cried
'good ! good ! " In its first edition
ifter the nomination the infnmous
Sow York World said : "Taft
.vill be elected , and his nomination
neans the end of Roosevrlt and
i-vooseveltism. " The question na-
iurally arises : If the nomination
f Taft can be so satisfactory to
he criminal rich of the Morgan
itripc , and if the election of Taft
hall mean "the end of Roosevelt
nd Rooseveltism , " as proclaimed
y , the New York World , speak-
ng for the aristocratic element in
he democratic party , then how
an any honest man in the agri-
ulture wesL find satisfaction in
he election of a candidate so
leasing to those bad interests ?
A party is no- better than its
waders , and the leaders arc no
letter than the influences that con-
rol them. If you want to know
i'hore the team will go , study the
river. If you want to know
t'hat the driver will do study his
mployer. If you want to know
he influence which built the re-
niblican national platform in
Chicago last week , just read the
nswer ih the smiles of satisfaction
n the faces of all the great trust
magnates in America.
We sell fanning implements as well as other
merchandise at reasonable prices.
Call and try us.
CROOKSTON NEBRASKA. , MAX E , ViERTEL
DEALER IN EVERYTHING. .
Chartered as a State Bank Chartered v.3 s. National Bank
June 1 , 1884. August 12 , 1002 ,
Valentine , Nebraska.
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A General Banking
k Exchange and
C. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
M" . V , NTOUOLSON.
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Tobaccos and Cigars.
Canned Goods yt'X. Lunch Counter. v : ,
Phone 7 Bokery. a
Stetter & Tobien , Props
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Will buy your Cuttle , Hogs , - TTJ - - ' - " " " - t-n n ! ' - - " i KSJlitCr. J
Poultry , Horses , Mules aiu )
anything you have to sell.
C. d Carpenter
House painting Lride and out. Furniture Re
pairing and Varnishing of all kinds promptly done.
Phone 83. Shop in west part of town.
F : Good .Printing
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